created at: 2012-03-21Hi all — I’m Getzel Davis, the Rabbinic Intern at the Boston Synagogue.  I’m currently in my fourth year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College.

On Sunday, I’ll be leading a discussion for Young Professionals (20s & 30s) at the Boston Synagogue titled  “The Haggadah: A Guidbook for Freedom” — and I wanted to start the conversation here, to give you a better idea of what we’ll be chatting about.

The first recorded Passover was the Israelite slave revolt against the Egyptians.  Our classical Seder seems to have taken shape in large part during a Jewish revolt against Rome. In modern contexts, Seders have highlighted the plight of Russian Jews, Sudanese refugees, and the plight of other oppressed groups.

Throughout the ages, Passover has been a time for Jews to dream about what it would look like to be free from the forces of oppression that have pushed us all down. In some generations, this freedom has been political and in others, spiritual and psychological.  In either case, the Passover Haggadah has been our primary tool of stirring up our desire to be free. 

Join me for a night of exploring Jewish history, the Passover Seder, and ourselves. Our events are casual and welcoming — with wine, cheese & snacks! The Boston Synagogue is open to all, regardless of religion, sexual orientation or previous education. Join us as we continue the conversation.